National Water Awards

The National Water Awards is presented annually by Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The third round of the awards, for the year 2020 was recently announced.

State Awards

Uttar Pradesh was awarded the first prize. Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu were awarded the second and third prizes.

District Awards

  • Muzzafarnagar of Uttar Pradesh was presented the “Best District”.
  • In the North Zone, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar of Punjab was awarded the best district.
  • Thiruvananthapuram: South Zone
  • Indore, Madhya Pradesh: West Zone
  • East Champaran, Bihar: East Zone
  • Goalpara, Assam and Siang, Arunachal Pradesh: North East Zone

Purpose of the Awards

  • To encourage organizations doing exemplary work in the field of water resource management.
  • To provide good opportunities for startups to engage with senior policy makers of water resource management.
  • It encourages stakeholders to step towards water management
  • It motivates the stakeholders to adopt better water usage techniques
  • It creates awareness about efficient and minimal use of water

National Water Awards Important Facts

The awards are presented by the Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Jal Shakti. The ministry presents 57 awards. They are presented in 11 different categories. They are best district, best state, best village panchayat, best industry, best urban local body, best institution, best NGO, best water user association, best industry for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Significance of the Awards

It encourages to focus on water management. This is essential because, according to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, the water requirement of India is to increase to 1,100 billion cubic metres per year by 2050. India holds more than 18% of world population. However, the renewable energy of India is only 4% of the world.

Best Village Panchayat

North Zone

  • Dhaspad, Almora, Uttarakhand
  • Jamola, Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Baula, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

South Zone

  • Yelerampura Panchayat, Tumakuru District, Karnataka
  • Vellaputhur Panchayat, Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu
  • Elappully Grama Panchayat, Palakkad district, Kerala

East Zone

  • Telari Panchayat, Gaya district, Bihar
  • Chhindiya Panchayat, Surajpur district, Chhttisgarh
  • Guni Panchayat, Khunti District, Jharkhand

West Zone

  • Takhatgadh, Sabarkantha, Gujarat
  • Kankapar, KAchckk, Gujarat
  • Surdi, Solapur, Maharashtra

North East Zone

  • Aminda Simsanggre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya
  • Chambagre, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya
  • Sialsir, Sirchip, Mizoram

Urban Local Body

  • Dapoli Nagar Panchayat, Maharashtra
  • Madurai Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu

Best Media

  • Agrowon Sakal media
  • Sandesh Daily Bhuj Edition

Best School

  • Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kaveripattinam, Tamil Nadu
  • Amalorpavam Lourds Academy, Thiruvalluvar district, Puducherry
  • Amity International School, Noida, UP
  • Government Middle School, Manapet, Puducherry

Best Institution

  • Mata Vaishno Devi, Shrine Board, Jammu
  • IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Faridabad

Best Indsutry

  • Welspun India Textile Limited, Gujarat
  • Hyundai Motor India Limited, Tamil Nadu
  • Trident Limited, Punjab
  • Steel Authority of India, New Delhi

Best NGO

  • Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell of Ahmedabad
  • Vivekananda Kendra NARDEP, Kanyakumari
  • Gramvikas Sanstha of Aurangabad
  • Vivekananda Research and Training Institute of Bhavnagar

Best Water User Association

  • Panchgachiya MDTW WUA, Hooghly, West Bengal
  • Hatinada, Champa Purulia, West Bengal
  • Amtore Mini River Lift Irrigation WUA, Purulia, West Bengal

Best Industry for activities

  • ITC Limited, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Adani Foundation, Gujarat
  • HAL, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Dharampal Satyapal Limited, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

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